Fifth cable cut in Mid-East (Was Re: [LINK] Fourth cable cut in Mideast

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 22:35:10 EST 2008


Thanks for the links.

Here's another.  Strange stuff happening.

Cable damage hits 1.7m Internet users in UAE
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2008/ 
February/theuae_February155.xml&section=theuae
<http://tinyurl.com/2e6nwu>

> Quoting TeleGeography and describing the effect the cuts had on the  
> Internet world, Mahesh Jaishanker, executive director, Business  
> Development and Marketing, du, said, “The submarine cable cuts in  
> FLAG Europe-Asia cable 8.3km away from Alexandria, Egypt and  
> SeaMeWe-4 affected at least 60 million users in India, 12 million  
> in Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia.”
>
> A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable  
> operators have been damaged with a fault in each.



On 2008/Feb/04, at 11:38 PM, Martin Barry wrote:

> $quoted_author = "Kim Holburn" ;
>>
>>> February 3rd, 2008
>>> Fourth cable cut in Mideast
>
> There are questions about whether there is a fourth cable cut or  
> whether
> it's just reporting of the original three being garbled in  
> translation.
>
>
>>>     The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore  
>>> video
>>> cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic  
>>> in the
>>> area when the cables were damaged.
>
> Cables can stop functioning for any number of reasons. Anchors are  
> a common
> one but even sharks chewing them can be to blame!
>
>
>>> Many readers are reporting that another undersea fiber optic  
>>> cable has
>>> been cut, apparently caused by another wayward anchor. It looks  
>>> like Iran
>>> has completely lost Internet connectivity."
>
> This is FUD. A single router in Iran was unreachable.
>
> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/02/ 
> attention_iran_is_not_disconne_1.shtml
>
> They've had the best coverage of this situation.
>
> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/01/mediterranean_cable_break.shtml
> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/01/ 
> mediterranean_cable_break_part_1.shtml
> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/02/ 
> mediterranean_cable_break_part.shtml
>
> cheers
> marty
>
> -- 
> "Nod.  Mindreading is a less useful skill than mindwriting,  
> considering
>  all the blank media on the hoof in every major city." - Anthony de  
> Boer
>
> alt.sysadmin.recovery - <e4j1g1$vaa$1 at sheepdip.leftmind.net>
> _______________________________________________
> Link mailing list
> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link

--
Kim Holburn
IT Network & Security Consultant
Ph: +39 06 855 4294  M: +39 3494957443
mailto:kim at holburn.net  aim://kimholburn
skype://kholburn - PGP Public Key on request

Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny.
                           -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Analog, Apr 1961






More information about the Link mailing list